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Situated in a marshy area separated from the sea by tidal flats, Ribe is probably the best preserved medieval town in Denmark. Its small size has enabled it to retain its architectural unity and old-world charm. The town was one of the first places in Denmark to embrace Christianity. Once an influential port, Ribe's economic decline was brought about largely as a result of the silting up of the river. The town has nonetheless retained a vibrant cultural life.

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  • Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Torvet DK - 6760 Ribe

    The cathedral was built in the second half of the 12C. It stands on the main square, 1.5m below the present ground level. From the top of its square tower there is a remarkable view of the town and the surrounding tidal flats. The south portal is a r..

  • Old Town

    Torvet DK - 6760 Ribe

    The old town surrounding the cathedral has kept its town hall, Det Gamle Rådhus, dating from 1496, one of the oldest town halls in Denmark. In Skolegade you may see the house where Hans Tausen, Denmark's first reformer, spent the last years of his li..

  • Ribes Vikinger

    Odins Plads 1 DK - 6760 Ribe

    The museum brings to life the town of Ribe in Viking times and during the Middle Ages.

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  • Hotel Dagmar

    Torvet 1 DK - 6760 Ribe

    This atmospheric hotel is set in a renovated 16th-century building opposite Ribe Cathedral. It offers both old-world charm and modern comforts such as in-room flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Hotel Dagmar’s rooms feature classic décor, antique..

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